Search Results: "Christian Meier"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Meticulously researched and engrossing, this is likely to become a standard popular history of Athens during its century of greatness. (56 b&w illustrations)"
In a broader and more thorough, though less lively, treatment of classical Athens than James Davidson's Courtesans and Fishcakes (see p. 943), Meier (Ancient History/Univ. of Munich) methodically examines the brief flash of brilliance that was Athens, from its victory over the Persians at Marathon in 490 b.c. through the death of Socrates four generations later. Read full book review >

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WICKED WITCH MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Rather than offbeat, Lucy's dalliance with the occult manages to be both weird and pedestrian. It would take more than magic to make Tinker's Cove a happening place."
A coven of Wiccans brings murder and mayhem to Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A superb work of travel and reportage, and must reading for Russia hands."
An eye-opening tour of post-Soviet Russia by a young but well-seasoned Time correspondent. Read full book review >

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CHOCOLATE COVERED MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"As usual, Tinker's Covers must huddle together to protect themselves from those nasty outsiders in Meier's numbing 21st."
Dueling chocolatiers spell trouble for the stalwart citizens of Tinker's Cove. Read full book review >

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BACK TO SCHOOL MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Harmless ho-hum."
The Maine village of Tinker's Cove is again awash in murder and mayhem (Trick or Treat Murder, 1996, etc.), but not to worry- -Lucy Stone, wife to contractor Bill, mother of four; part-timer at the local paper; evening student at the local college; and above all, amateur sleuth—is on the case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Gripping tale of a 1920s American radical who ultimately paid a terrible price for his idealism."
Time magazine's former Moscow correspondent profiles an American who traveled the world gathering intelligence for the Soviet Union, until he was swept up in Stalin's purges. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH TEA MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Short on sense but long on scenery, Lucy's 19th is best suited for those in search of a quick glide through England's top tourist attractions."
Tinker's Cove's star reporter Lucy Stone (Wicked Witch Murder, 2010, etc.) and three chums take an action-packed trip to England. Read full book review >

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TRICK OR TREAT MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Forget the mystery; the burning questions here (and the only time the tale flickers to life) concern the commercialization of rural Maine, the need of older drivers to turn in their licenses, and the breast-feeding of Zoe, the latest among fecund Lucy's progeny."
Not content with a flickering jack-o'-lantern for Halloween, somebody has torched the old Hopkins Homestead. Read full book review >

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MOTHER’S DAY MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Subplots jostle like lobsters in a trap in Meier's 16th tale of murder in Maine."
A political rivalry ends in murder as the fate of the after-prom party hangs in the balance. Read full book review >

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MAIL-ORDER MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A cute venue but a flat delivery."
A first mystery whose main charm lies in the yuppie accouterments (plaid wool neckties, earthenware jam pots, etc.) that are offered through the Country Cousins Christmas catalogue. Read full book review >

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TURKEY DAY MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A mystery as belated and superfluous as Thanksgiving dessert makes this a disappointment to all who give a tinker's damn about Tinker's Cove."
That acme of small-town American culture, Tinker's Cove, Maine, is pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

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BAKE SALE MURDER by Leslie Meier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Although a little crisper than earlier entries, Meier's latest entry still lets small-town banter crowd its mystery into the back pages."
Life in a small Maine coastal town is disrupted by the advent of People Not Like Us. Read full book review >